3D Pilates is a collaboration between two movement nerds: Blossom Leilani Crawford CPT, second generation Pilates teacher, and Marshall Hagins, PhD, PT. Combining the passionate curiosity of a Pilates teacher with the technical skills of a PT, 3D Pilates presents intelligent and organized courses expanding the ability of the Pilates instructor to see, describe, and cue motion in three planes while encouraging and supporting learning in a non-intimidating environment.

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Upcoming Class: Spinal Symmetry

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In this two-part course Marshall Hagins and Blossom Crawford will teach you how to see and improve spinal symmetry in three planes using novel cues within the Pilates environment.

 

Course Objective

Each person’s unique spinal preference for motion is at the core of how they move. You will learn how to identify the most common asymmetrical spinal movement preferences and how to provide practical, safe and concise cues to help correct or modulate those preferences to move the client to increased symmetry of movement potential. These strategies can be used for all clients regardless of ability or fitness level.

 

Part One – Videos and Webinar

March 31. 1 PM to 3 PM

Part one of this two-part course is all online. The course begins with three hours of short instructional videos. With that preparation you are then invited to attend a live two-hour webinar with Blossom and Marshall designed to answer questions and provide examples of how to apply what you have learned in the videos. Part one can be used alone to inform your practice, although most participants find attending Part Two helps solidify knowledge and skills. All participants in Part One will be provided with a recording of the Webinar after its completion, in case you cannot attend in real-time, or would like to review its contents.

$150 for Part One Only.

If after taking Part One you decide you’d like to take Part Two please contact Blossom at [email protected] and we will try our best to accommodate you. Additional rate for Part Two is $350. 

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Part Two – In-Person Class

April 15.  9AM to 4PM

Studio26 – 250 West 26th Street, 4th Floor. New York, NY.

Part two is a full day lab course with Blossom and Marshall. Information from part one is used as a framework as participants identify each other’s spinal preferences and practice applying the cues and principles to improve symmetry using a wide variety of Pilates exercises.

Important Note: In order to attend part two, students must take part one. Tickets for parts one and two are bundled.

$500 for Parts One and TwoEarly bird special is $450 for sign-ups before March 15.

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3D Pilates Instructors

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Blossom Crawford

Blossom Leilani Crawford is the owner and director of Bridge Pilates in Brooklyn, New York. She is known for her playful and powerful teaching methods, which she developed during the seventeen years she worked with Pilates Elder Kathleen Stanford Grant. Blossom had the great fortune of being introduced to Pilates by Kathy Grant in 1993 during her first year as a dance student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Blossom was immediately impressed by how Kathy’s exacting and intuitive approach to Pilates maintained and healed her body throughout her rigorous dance program. After three years of working with Kathy, Blossom became her Teaching Assistant at NYU, an honored position that she held for over a decade (1996-2007). With Kathy’s encouragement, Blossom pursued private study with Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanowska under whom she received her Pilates teaching certification in 1999 after six hundred hours of practice and observation. In January of 2006, Blossom opened Bridge Pilates to create a space where all styles of Pilates are present and honored in the spirit Kathy always taught her. Her in-depth knowledge and diverse background make her a sought-after teacher for both continuing education and prestigious conferences throughout the United States and around the world.

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Dr. Marshall Hagins

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Dr. Marshall Hagins attended North Carolina School for the Arts as a ballet major and danced on and off-Broadway. He got his BS in physical therapy,  and a PhD in Biomechanics and Ergonomics from New York University.  Dr. Hagins is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Long Island University having taught there for 20 years. He is a Senior Clinical Research Associate at Harkness Center for Dance Injuries in Manhattan.  Dr. Hagins has worked with members of the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, among others and has been the company physical therapist for Mark Morris Dance Group for 25 years. He has published over 35 papers in peer reviewed journals in the areas of Dance Medicine, Sports Injuries, Ergonomics, and Alternative Medicine (yoga) and has received over one million dollars in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. He has been practicing physical therapy for 28 years and is the owner of Brooklyn Arts Physical Therapy housed within the Mark Morris Dance Center.  Dr. Hagins is currently performing research at the Harkness Center biomechanics lab on spinal asymmetries and he is delighted to be working with Blossom to bring some of these ideas to Pilates practitioners who can put them into real world practice.